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Police officer charged with raping two underage girls

A POLICE officer in Grand Bahama was charged in the Freeport Magistrates Court on Monday with raping two underage girls.

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How are the BEC power cuts affecting you?

As another island-wide blackout causes misery for businesses and residents, frustration with BEC continues to mount.

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Roberts points blame at FNM amid Rubis row pressure

BRADLEY Roberts yesterday accused the Free National Movement of “carpet bagging” over the controversial Rubis underground fuel leak and using Bahamians’ “pain and suffering” for political gain.

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Minnis claims unhappy Cabinet members have written resignations to the PM

SEVERAL Cabinet ministers have reportedly written resignation letters to Prime Minister Perry Christie because they are displeased with his leadership and the handling of several scandals that have sparked public backlash, FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis claimed yesterday.

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BEC warns of load shedding all week

RESIDENTS across New Providence should expect load shedding until early next week as the Bahamas Electricity Corporation grapples with two major problems, Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said last night.

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Lightbourn: AG’s legal opinion is wrong

MONTAGU MP Richard Lightbourn shot down a legal opinion from the Office of the Attorney General that dismisses the legality of the Public Accounts Committee to summon the Urban Renewal co-chairs as part of the PAC’s investigation into the programme.

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Administrator relaxed over risk of backlash to Gray probe

MAYAGUANA Administrator Zephaniah Newbold said he is “not concerned” about the backlash surrounding his role in a case involving MICAL MP V Alfred Gray who is accused of allegedly intimidating the administrator to release a teen who had just been sentenced to a prison term.

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Ministry officials ‘should be held accountable’

GRAND Bahama Human Rights Association President Fred Smith said Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett and Environmental Health Director Melanie McKenzie should be held accountable for “negligence” after failing to protect the public’s interest following an underground fuel leak that left some residents potentially exposed to a cancer-causing agent.

Griffin stresses importance of self-esteem to next generation

MINISTER of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin last week warned 10th and 11th grade students from public and private secondary schools not look anywhere else but to themselves for affirmation.

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Fighting for the right to breathe

BAHAMIANS are now making the “vital connection” between a healthy environment and a healthy life according to organisers of the “Breathe Better Bahamas” demonstration on Saturday in downtown Nassau.

Gov’t: Gas spill fallout may last ‘for 10 years’

The Government believes contamination from the Robinson Road gasoline leak could last for up to 10 years, having “recommended” last summer that Rubis conduct bi-annual health assessments of all impacted residents living in the vicinity.